Santiago Diseno: Dutch Design Week

This is Santiago Diseno, a talented designer and all around nice guy with a 100% steel hand forged table (2,500-Euro) and a wood and steel bench (650- Euro) on display. He said that each take considerable time and skill and was very proud of his work, also highlighting that he accepts commissions, too. The sturdy bench can easily double as a coffee table. It would make a great statement in an entryway to put on your boots, don't you think? I love the cool steel mixed with the warmth of the wood. (Note: I found the Dutch to be so friendly, not just at design week, but also our taxi driver and people we met around town. Best part, nearly everyone spoke fluent English.)

Psst: I also met his girlfriend, Irene Oostdam, an accomplished jewelry designer working primarily with metals in a new and interesting way.

(images from holly becker for decor8)